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River Safari

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6080 Mud Lake Rd | Yellowhead Hwy #5, Blue River, British Columbia V0E 1J0, Canada
+1 250-673-2309
Review Highlights
Great Excusion

My wife and I did the River Safari in mid-September, with the hope of seeing our first bears in... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
Guildford, United Kingdom
Great Afternoon

Driving past here on our way to Harrison and decided to stop off. Thought that $100 each was a... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Mike H
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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The RIVER SAFARI is an unforgettable and awe-inspiring one hour ride through Grizzly Bear Valley, located in the picturesque Monashee Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. In the heart of the world's only inland temperate rainforest, our specially designed, eco-friendly boats will voyage through the mountains' glaciers & jade-coloured waters in search of bear, moose, eagle and osprey, only a few of the magnificent creatures we see during this breathtaking Canadian wilderness experience! You can also join us for an incredible Jeep Safari, we take passengers on our 4x4 off-road Jeeps for another "Amazing Hour" to the mountains' peaks! Experience first hand the intimate adventure of seeing, touching and tasting the foods and habitat of the bears in this unique rainforest. Combine your hour on the River with our Jeep adventure for a SUPER SAFARI! Duration is approximately 2.5 hours.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
6080 Mud Lake Rd | Yellowhead Hwy #5, Blue River, British Columbia V0E 1J0, Canada
+1 250-673-2309
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

My wife and I did the River Safari in mid-September, with the hope of seeing our first bears in Canada and we weren’t disappointed. Our guide for the safari was a young chap from New Zealand… who was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the bears,...More

Thank TonyT67
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Driving past here on our way to Harrison and decided to stop off. Thought that $100 each was a little expensive for a 1 hour trip but went ahead anyway. The boat trip itself was a good experience, although for the first 45 minutes did...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

We visited Bear Safari as a stop off driving from Jasper down to Whistler a little while ago. Having been up Lake Louise around Maligne Lake and remote parts of Banff and Jasper we were disappointed at being bearless. Bear Safari is a bit pricy...More

Thank RobfrBournemouth
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

I’ve never written any review but I think it’s important to say what we think about blue river safari. 100$ is too expensive for seeing nothing. We didn't seen any bear only 1 waterfall in 1 hour. In this time of the year the bears...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Had lunch locally and saw the flyer. Had nothing else to do and had only seen one black bear previously so despite the price and cheesy presentation decided to give it a go. We were lucky with timing as only had 10-15 minutes to wait...More

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We came to Canada with desire to see a bear. After traveling in all national parks with no success of seeing a bear in the wild, we happened to find this place on TripAdvisor. The boat trip (early in the morning) was very cold and...More

Thank Osnat F
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

After 1.5 weeks in canada, and not seeing bears, we took our chance and paid 500 dollar for 5 persons to see bears. Unluckily we did not see them, so bad luck. We got return tickets though, which is highly appriciated. But still a gamble.

Thank Fred J
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

We had heard lots about the river safari and were really looking forward to it. Timothy , our guide was really patient and for a while it looked like we would draw a blank, then suddenly we spotted a young black bear and watched it...More

Thank Ade P
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent day. Arrived 11.30. Booked both boat and jeep safari. Boat first then jeep straight after. Should both be one hour but our guide found a large black bear feeding then sitting in the lake. Absolutely fantastic to see. Dillon was so knowledgeable about the...More

Thank kath a
Reviewed 22 September 2017

So it says on their flyer and it's truly amazing being close to nature. It's a great setup the guide we had on our trip was really good explaining things and took us close to a bear that was walking close to the water line....More

Thank Henning252
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Questions & Answers
25 June 2017|
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Response from Wanaka17 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there We didn't do the jeep tour but the other was great and well worth it we saw three bears with informative commentary commentary
25 July 2016|
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Response from Anderson17 | Reviewed this property |
We were there in May and bears just out of hibernation. We did river safari and saw bears with engine of boat cut we got quite close to shore so good views of the Bears.
John M
6 April 2016|
Response from riversafaribc | Property representative |
Hi there! Sorry John, just seeing this question here! As soon as we get open in May we start seeing bears! They start to come out of hibernation then and we follow them up until they go back into hibernation in October. June... More